Local candidates for Galt City Council have submitted campaign disclosures, revealing varied methods of campaign financing.
Filed with the City Clerk, the candidate financial disclosure statements for July through September show that candidates Kevin Papineau, Kami Martin, Jay Vandenburg and Keith Jones have loaned their own campaigns thousands of dollars. In addition, Papineau, Vandenburg and Jones have all received financial contributions, and Jones has benefited from two independent expenditures. Candidate Randy Morton has not submitted a disclosure as of press time.
This is the second round for the year of state-mandated campaign disclosures; however, Vandenburg was the only candidate to have raised money before July.
City of Galt municipal code restricts political contributions to $100 per person to an individual candidate in a single election cycle. Contributions of $25 or less do not need to be reported on the disclosure statements. However, these restrictions do not apply to independent expenditures. An independent expenditure is defined as an expenditure in support of or against a specific candidate that is not made in direct coordination with a candidate or his/her campaign.
According to the reports, Papineau has loaned his campaign $625 and he has received $700 in donations.
Contributing $100 to Papineau’s campaign are Marilyn Erbes, Randall Erbes, Rich Lozano, Pam Lozano and Alicia Lozano; the remaining $200 was not listed on the report and may reflect contributions less than $25.
Papineau has spent just over $550, mostly on filing and statement fees, with nearly $30 being spent on a website.
Martin has loaned herself just over $2,400, all of which she spent on printing and signage costs at local shop The Printing Kings.
Between his first filing and this second round, Vandenburg has raised nearly $4,300 in donations and has loaned his campaign $3,000.
Contributing to Vandenburg’s campaign with $100 are: Scadicon Services, Harry Wensel, Ashley Senser, Gregory Neal Clark, Andrew Grundman, Michael Tankersley, Jacob Wolf, William Busch, Laura Anderson, Darcie Bays, Ria Jones, Andrew Tankersley, Byron Cambell and Elaine Cambell.
Vandenburg has spent just over $6,500, most of which has been spent locally at Express Type & Graphics and The Printing Kings for signs and handouts.
Jones has loaned his campaign $1,600 and has received nearly $700 in monetary contributions, all of which have been used for filing fees, website hosting fees and printing costs with Express Type & Graphics.
Denise Campion, Curt Campion, John Hovde, Elaine Cambell and Cheryl Childress have each contributed $100 to Jones’ campaign.
Jones is also the beneficiary of two independent expenditures, funded by Elliott Homes, Inc. The two expenditure reports show nearly $1,500 spent on signage for Jones’ campaign.
Candidates are required to file their next round of campaign expenditures on Oct. 22.